Concentrations of trace element in human dentin by sex and age.

  title={Concentrations of trace element in human dentin by sex and age.},
  author={Akiko Kumagai and Yuji Fujita and Shigeatsu Endo and Kazuyoshi Itai},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={219 1-3},
Teeth are recently drawing attention for their potential as biological modeling investigation samples due to their ability to be collected and their slow substance metabolism. There is no active metabolism of elements after the completion of dentin. Dentin is surrounded by enamel and cementum, and is not affected by the oral environment. Therefore, the amount of trace elements in dentin may change with age, and this is considered to be a reliable biological load index. The objectives in this… CONTINUE READING